Tsali - Mouse Branch Loop

Dillsboro, North Carolina

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Many riders call this their favorite Tsali trail; not me, but many others do. It’s an excellent intro into what Tsali has to offer. For most of its length, Mouse Branch is a buffed dirt highway that slips and dips along the lake’s edge. Completely rideable by novices, though the whoop-dee-doos on the downhills might throw a scare into them. The Mouse Branch Overlook is arguably the finest view from any of the trails. Tread: 7.6 miles of singletrack; 1.5 miles of old gravel road.
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by Timm Muth (Falcon Guides)

Many riders call this their favorite Tsali trail; not me, but many others do. It’s an excellent intro into what Tsali has to offer. For most of its length, Mouse Branch is a buffed dirt highway that slips and dips along the lake’s edge.

Completely rideable by novices, though the whoop-dee-doos on the downhills might throw a scare into them. The Mouse Branch Overlook is arguably the finest view from any of the trails. Tread: 7.6 miles of singletrack; 1.5 miles of old gravel road.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Dillsboro
Distance: 9.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,900 feet
Top Elevation: 1,900 feet
Local Contacts: Fontana Village (800) 849-2260
Local Maps: USGS Noland Creek
Driving Directions: Directions to Tsali - Mouse Branch Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

1/1/2000
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this is one fun trail. the shortest of the Tsali trails, the Mouse Branch offers tight, rolling singletrack. the entrance is a tour around a huge cove of Fontana Lake, the middle snakes you into the forrest, and the end prepares you for an accent that will torch your thighs.



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Apr 2018